This month’s Cars & Coffee meet was tremendous, both in car and spectator turnout. Maybe it’s the desire to cram as many outdoor events into the fleeting summer schedule or the chance alignment of the free time of Minnesota car enthusiasts, but whatever the cause the Automotorplex was packed to the gills this month. The huge attendance didn’t deter from the show and I saw many car owners excitedly discussing their cars with interested attendees. The Cars & Coffee staff also put in a great effort in organizing cars transiting through the crowd and managing traffic.
My highlights of the show were mostly engine swaps, although it’s hard to discount the first Bugatti Veyron I’ve had the pleasure to see in person. The turbo LS V8 Miata, BMW 2002 with a Nissan SR20, Bonneville-inspired Viper swapped car, and Chevy Bel Air with a V12 marine motor were all excellent entertainment.